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Support breast cancer research with Ticket to Ride: Play Pink!

Monday, September 27th, 2021

Play Pink Kicks off Days of Wonder official partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Days of Wonder, Asmodee and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) are proud to announce their world premiere partnership: the release of an exclusive train set in-theme with the classic pink coloring long associated with the breast cancer cause. $2/2€ per special edition pack sold will support breast cancer research through BCRF.

This new set of trains can be used across Ticket to Ride properties, with all trains and stations ready for use in both Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe sporting the classic pink coloring.


Ticket to Ride: Play Pink is a fundraising project led by Days of Wonder and Asmodee in 18 countries around the world to support breast cancer research. This limited edition set has been printed in pink, the official colors of the BCRF, and has a unique train shape making it a must-have for collectors and new players alike.

The entire production system has been modified to support this important cause and Days of Wonder and Asmodee commit to a non-profit approach with the sets, meaning all profits will be contributed to BCRF. For each set of trains sold, $2 will be donated to BCRF. The suggested retail price of $5 covers the cost of logistics and production only, with no revenue being collected by Asmodee or its studio. 80,000 Ticket to Ride Play Pink sets will be available during October known as Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the world. Every diagnosis is unique and puts lives at risk. We must stop breast cancer in its tracks, and research is the answer.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF invests in a wide range of research across more than a dozen countries—from prevention to metastasis—because each area of investigation informs another, propelling us toward the solutions we urgently need.  BCRF convenes and connects the best minds in science—giving them the opportunity to pursue their most innovative ideas. BCRF-funded investigators have been behind every major breakthrough in breast cancer research, and the field is moving faster than ever. 

Ticket to Ride: Play Pink is a limited edition Train & Station Set and will be available worldwide in October, in the following countries: France, Netherland, USA, Italy, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Spain, Romania, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Chile, German and China, for the suggested retail price of $5/5€.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride: Play Pink website.

Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, a brain teaser puzzle!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Welcome to the 1900, the Age of the Locomotive! Railways connect every major city in the country, allowing people to travel considerable distances in just a few days. Trains are more popular than ever before and the railyard continuously bustles with activity as engineers and yard workers scramble to move cars onto their departure tracks. As a Railyard Manager, you have an essential role to play.

Find out about Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, the first brain teaser puzzle game featuring Ticket to Ride.

In Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher, players will use cognitive skills like logic, spatial reasoning and sequencing to direct locomotives and shift trains into their correct positions. Players will direct locomotives and shift trains into their correct position based on the puzzle card to ensure every train will leave on schedule. Players will need to be precise: unnecessary moves will make them lose precious time! 

Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher is a standalone game designed for a single player. It includes 1 game board with a tray, 40 puzzle cards, 5 wagons , 2 Locomotives, 2 Broken Tracks and 1 rulebook. The game is expected to be available in October worldwide at a suggested retail price of 24,99€/$25.00. Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride: Track Switcher website

New updates and fixes on the digital version of Ticket to Ride!

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Hello hello dear train riders!

We are pleased to announce that the 2.7.11 update for Ticket to Ride is now available on PC/Mac and mobile!

Alongside this update is also released a corrective patch on Xbox, which you can read about below.

CHANGE LOG:

Stores & platforms:
– Steam (Windows, MacOS),
– Google Play Store (Android),
– Apple Store (iOS/MacOS),
– Amazon (Android),
– Humble Bundle (Windows/MacOS/Android),
– Epic Games Store (Windows),
– GOG (Windows/MacOS)

All platforms:
– Technology can no longer be inaccessible on the United Kingdom map
– The United Kingom map rules have been updated in German
– Server maintenance information is now visible on the application

Android only:
– Joining a local game on Android is fixed

Android and iOS only:
– Chat Gender Emote are now usable

MacOS only:
– Chat is now compatible with the MacOS dark mode

XBOX PATCH:

Many of you encountered issues and crashes on Xbox in the previous version, and thanks to your help, we were able to identify the source and bring a solution with this new update, version 2.7.2.6984.

We hope these few tweaks will improve your gaming experience with us.

Have a great day and have fun!
Cheers, beloved railway enthusiasts!

Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary a collector and limited edition!

Monday, January 25th, 2021

From beneath the shadow of London’s Big Ben to the towering arches of Rome’s Colosseum, from the brilliant onion domes of Moscow to the delicate Eiffel Tower in Paris, Ticket to Ride Europe takes players on unforgettable train adventures through the great cities of turn-of-the-century Europe.

Find out about Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary , a new, collector and limited edition of the Ticket to Ride® Europe version.

This deluxe and expanded version of Ticket to Ride Europe celebrates years of thrilling train adventures for many families and friends. Featuring finely detailed plastic trains and stations coming in gorgeous and unique tin boxes, the game has been enhanced with all new, beautiful artwork and expanded with all Destination Tickets designed to date. This deluxe version is the definitive edition of the classic Ticket to Ride Europe.

Ticket to Ride Europe: 15th Anniversary is a standalone game designed for 2 to 5 players and can be completed in 30 to 60 minutes. It includes 1 Giant Board map of European train routes with all new illustrations, 5 Tin Boxes, each with 45 finely sculpted wagon cars, 15 Colored Train Stations, 5 Scoring Markers, 1 Rules booklet, 110 Train Car Cards, all 108 Destination Ticket Cards published to date, 1 European Express Bonus Card and 1 Big Cities Reference Card.

The game is expected to be available in Spring 2021 in North America and Europe at a suggested retail price of $99.95/€99.99 and will be available in the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Polish, Brazilian, Japanese, Russian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portuguese, Czech, Slovak and Traditional Chinese.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride Europe : 15th Anniversary website.

DLCs missing? What happened and how we fixed it

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

Hello everyone!

Many people lost access to one or several DLCs after the 2.7.10 update, for the reason we will explain below.

This only affected players that bought the game or one of the DLCs on the following platforms: the Apple AppStore, the Apple Mac AppStore, the Google Play Store and the Steam Store.

First, let us point out that, if it’s not done already, you simply need to relaunch your app or game (close it and restart it) to be restored access to these maps, as we fixed this issue.
If not (you never know, there are always some rebellious accounts), please contact us here and we will do the necessary: https://asmodee.helpshift.com/a/ticket-to-ride/?contact=1

Now, let us explain what happened: some months ago, many of you reported a bug where when you bought one or several maps, you received one or several of the reported missing maps (Europe, USA 1910, Legendary Asia, India, Switzerland and Nordic Countries) for free.

Please note that having achievements on these maps doesn’t prove that you ever purchased them, it simply proves you got access to it- which is precisely what the bug did.
Additionally, it seems important to us to precise, because of many confusions, that the “Europe” map only contains one map, the Europe one, and isn’t a bundle of maps.
It goes the same way with the base game “Ticket to Ride” which only contains the basic USA map (not USA Mega / USA 1910) and is not a bundle either.
Finally, please know that your purchase history cannot be tampered with by us or anyone else, and thus if the maps you were missing don’t appear, it shows that you indeed did not purchase them and benefitted from this bug I explained above.

We have been working on this for the past few months and the last update, version 2.7.10, did fix, among other issues, this particular one- that is why you temporarily lost access to these maps.

However, as previously stated, we decided to give back all the missing maps to everyone who got affected by it as this was solely our mistake in the first place.
We successfully wrote and deployed a script which did that and that is why you now simply need to restart your game to find these maps back.

We thank you very much for your patience and understanding,

We hope you will have fun playing on these maps again!

Asmodee Digital

Ticket to Ride 2.7.10 update is now live!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Good day fellow train buffs and other railway enthusiasts!

We are pleased to announce that the 2.7.10 update for Ticket to Ride (the digital adaptation) is now available.

We have been working the past few months to continue on improving the game and address the issues that you have been continuously reporting to us.
We are very grateful for your unwavering loyalty and dedication to the game as your help is essential for us to be able to identify issues, but also the features and improvements you would like to see in the game!

As a token of our appreciation, let us present to you the many bug fixes that we are implementing with this update.


CHANGE LOG:

Stores & platforms:
– Steam (PC),
– Google Play Store (Android),
– Apple Store (iOS/Mac),
– Amazon (Android),
– Humble Bundle (PC/Mac/Android),
– Epic Games Store (PC/Mac),
– GOG (PC/Mac)

All platforms:
– Fixed the clock behavior: the player clock is now permanently in sync with the server clock
– Fixed online game passwords behavior: players cannot create a game with an empty password anymore
– Fixed the bot behavior on the Germany map when it replaced a player at the start of the game
– Fixed the bug that caused DLCs acquired on Windows to not be synchronized to the Asmodee.net online account

Android only:
– Handle Android Lollipop 5.1 OS correctly (this update ensures that the game and its features work perfectly on Android Lollipop 5.1 OS and newer Android OS versions)
– Fixed the “share” button which didn’t work

Windows only:
– Fixed the invitation bugs on Windows where the train icon didn’t appear for some players and made it impossible to invite them


We thank you once more for your support and the love you share for the game and care to precise we will keep up the hard work!

Have a good day, have fun, and see you soon on a ride!

Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home, a free print and play expansion!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Like millions of players around the world, Days of Wonder’s team is stuck at home during the lockdown trying to find a way to stay entertained and avoid eating six meals per day. That is why, in regard to this unexpected situation, we have worked on this very special project to allow you to have fun and evade reality without leaving your home!

Today, we are pleased to announce the online release of Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home, a new, quick and free print and play version of the well-known board game Ticket to Ride.

In this version, you will take the role of one of the four family members who compete and sometimes collaborate to complete their daily tasks in their home, which will guarantee some amazing family moments around the gaming table. Will you rst try to go from your bedroom to your desk for some paperwork, or would you rather take a detour by the fridge and spend some time on the balcony?

“As a board game publisher, we are really committed to helping people have fun while staying at home. We started working on this project at the beginning of the lockdown, which gave me the opportunity to stay entertained as well thanks to the playtesting.” Jokes Adrien Martinot, Head of home-based playtesting.

To enjoy Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home you will need a pair of scissors, some adhesive tape and a copy of the Ticket to Ride base game. To download the game, please visit: https://print-and-play.asmodee.fun/ticket-to-ride

Ticket to Ride: Stay at Home is an expansion for 2 to 4 players and requires a copy of Ticket to Ride, Ticket to Ride: Europe or Ticket to Ride: Germany to play. It takes 20 to 40 minutes to play.

Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam race through the capital of the Golden Age

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Welcome to the 17th Century. You are in the middle of the Gouden Eeuw , the Dutch Golden Age. Amsterdam is the beating heart of global trade and the wealthiest city on Earth. Goods from around the world are piling up on the docks, in ship holds, in warehouses, and on the banks of its countless canals.

Find out about Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam, a new, quick version and small version of the classic game.

This is an elegantly simple version of Ticket to Ride where players race one another, this time in cart, to claim the most lucrative commercial routes, fulfill rewarding trade contracts, and collect precious merchandise from the bustling streets of this legendary city. Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is fast-paced, easy to learn in three minutes, and extremely portable—perfect for new players and veterans alike.

Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is a stand-alone game designed for 2 to 4 players and plays in 10 to 15 minutes. It includes 1 board map, 64 plastic Carts, 44 Transportation cards, 24 Contract cards, 16 Merchandise Bonus cards, 4 Scoring Markers and 1 rule leaflet.

Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam is expected to be available in July in Europe and in September in North America at a suggested retail price of $20/20€.

For more informations, please visit the Ticket to Ride: Amsterdam website.

Days of Wonder Debuts Alexa Skills for Ticket to Ride!

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Amazon and Days of Wonder are changing how players experience board games by introducing the first official Alexa skills for Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe for free to welcome new players aboard the award-winning games by Alan R. Moon and act as conductors for even the most experienced rail-riders.

These skills replace the rule books by taking players on a guided experience of the games and offer the option to use it as an additional player. We are excited to announce that both official skills are available now in English and French languages in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and France.

After saying, “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride” or “Alexa, launch Ticket to Ride Europe,” players are taken on a guided journey from setup to the end of the game for either game. No matter the player’s experience level, the skills offer new ways to play and learn. For those new to the game, they offer full rules walkthroughs during play sessions. Veteran players can skip the walkthroughs and use other helpful tools that are part of the experience.

The skills customize themselves to the number of players and track their remaining trains, the longest route, points, and more. They also act as an additional player for groups looking for an extra person or anyone who wants to get in a solo game against the skill itself. While each player takes their turn, the skills provide thematic background music and sound effects to immerse everyone in the world of Ticket to Ride.

Discover the skills:

US: Ticket to Ride / Ticket to Ride Europe

UK: Ticket to Ride / Ticket to Ride Europe

CA: Ticket to Ride / Ticket to Ride Europe

We are eager for players to experience the free Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe skills for themselves. Additional languages and territories will be supported soon to ensure players around the world can learn and play Ticket to Ride and Ticket to Ride Europe like never before.

Zoom across Japan in a bullet train with Ticket to Ride – Japan

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Zoom across Japan in a bullet train admiring Mount Fuji through the mist or take the Tokyo subway to your final destination. Or if you prefer early 20th century steam engine trains, ride through the italian countryside, enjoy the alpenglow on majestic peaks and sunsets behind cypress hedges in glorious Tuscan landscapes.

Find out Ticket to Ride Map Collection Volume 7 – Japan and Italy a new expansion  in our well-known Ticket to Ride series.

As the Japan board offers some cooperative gameplay, players face a new dilemma. Some of the Routes are reserved for the Bullet Train network, so once one of those routes is claimed, it can be used by all players to complete Destination Tickets. On the other hand, the players who contribute most to this shared project will also be rewarded with a larger bonus. Italy, the second map featured in this expansion,  is focused on the Regions in this country and on a brand new type of Ferry Route. Connect cities from all Regions in the same network to score extra points.

This expansion is designed for 2-5 players and includes 1 oversized double-sided board. The Japan map contains 16 Bullet Train miniatures and associated Progression Markers, 54 Destination Ticket cards and 1 Rules booklet. The Italy map includes 56 Destination Tickets cards, 10 Ferry cards and 1 Rules booklet. Both of these maps require the trains and the train car cards from either Ticket to Ride® or Ticket to Ride®Europe. The game is expected to be available at Spiel ‘19 in Essen, Germany, in November in Europe and in January in North America at a suggested retail price of $40/40€.

For more informations, please visit Ticket to Ride – Japan website.